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وظائف شاغرة لدى متطوعو الأمم المتحدة (UNV): مطلوب أخصائي/ة بحث وتنسيق (Research and Coordination Specialist)

وظائف شاغرة لدى متطوعو الأمم المتحدة (UNV): مطلوب أخصائي/ة بحث وتنسيق – Research and Coordination Specialist (Urban Development)

معلومات الوظيفة:

المنظمة: برنامج متطوعي الأمم المتحدة (UNV – United Nations Volunteers)
الموقع: بيروت
الدرجة: المستوى غير محدد – المستوى غير محدد
المجموعات المهنية:
البنية التحتية والتنمية الحضرية والريفية
التنمية الحضرية والتخطيط والتصميم
عالم وباحث
المناصب الإدارية
آخر مهلة للتقديم: 2023-12-01


Mission and objectives

The Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) was established on 9 August 1973 pursuant to Economic and Social Council’s resolution 1818 (LV). Its purpose was to stimulate economic activity in member countries, strengthen cooperation between them promote development. ESCWA's objectives are to support economic and social development in member countries, to promote interaction and cooperation between member countries, to encourage the exchange of experience, best practice and lessons learned, to achieve regional integration and ensure interaction between Western Asia and other regions, and to raise global awareness of the circumstances and needs of member countries. ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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The position is located in ESCWA’s Cluster 2 on Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development. Specifically, the UNV will provide technical and non-technical support to the Urban development portfolio lead.

Task description

Under the supervisor of the Social Affairs Officer, the UN Volunteer is responsible to perform the following functions: – Support the implementation of the urban development portfolio projects including the projects on “Fostering COVID-19 recovery and SDG implementation through local action in Asia-Pacific, Arab and African countries” and the “Quality of Life Initiative” – Systematically follows through and retrieves, and compiles information on economic and financial resilience of cities, with an explicit focus on leveraging digital and technology-based solutions in the Arab region from a wide variety of information sources, prepares inputs on the subjects as required – Ac as the web focal point of the urban team – Keep abreast of urban development advances and Voluntary Local Reviews in the region and identify related knowledge gaps and prepare summaries accordingly – Support the process of establishing the first Mayors’ Academy in the Arab region aimed at strengthening the capacities of local authorities – Support the development process of the Quality-of-Life Index – Assist in drafting the knowledge products of the urban team and undertake related research needed – Assist in the preparation of agenda, info notes, presentations, background substantive material related to urban development meetings. – Coordinate with partners and relevant stakeholders on issues related to the urban team’s projects – Translate from English to Arabic and vice versa upon request. – Undertake other tasks as needed.

Eligibility criteria


27 – 80


Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


Required experience

5 years of experience in development is required for this position. Substantial experience in urban development research, analysis, and project coordination. Proven track record in conducting research activities, data collection, and analysis on development issues. Demonstrated experience in coordinating and managing projects, especially in the context of urban development or similar fields.

Area(s) of expertise

Administration, Development programmes

Driving license


English, Level: Fluent, Required Arabic, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in urban studies, economics, or a related field.

Competencies and values

Adaptability and flexibility Creativity Planning and organizing Professionalism

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. This position is based in Lebanon. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. National UN Volunteers are expected to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the prevailing culture and traditions. Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers: The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents – except for UN Community Volunteers), as well as final repatriation (if applicable). You can check full entitlements at . Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) will be provided monthly.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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